Some information about me
I am interested in exploring interdisciplinary approaches for researching and theorizing relationships, with particular interests in the areas of families, personal relationships, intimacy, emotions, sexuality and gender. I also have established interests in the areas of qualitative mixed methods and sensitive topic research. I am currently developing research and proposals for funding in several areas, including: understandings of quality in long-term couple relationships; the meanings of sex; experiences and perceptions of risk in father-child relationships. I am a member of two research centres at The Open University: the Centre for Citizenship, Identity and Governance (CCIG), and the ERSC Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Change (CRESC), theme 4, Cultural Values and Politics. I am currently working with Dr Janet Fink on an investigation of the experiences and understandings of long-term couple relationships. I recently completed an ESRC-funded methodological pilot project (RES-000-220854) which utilized a combination of interdisciplinary and innovatory methods to examine practices of intimacy in families. For more information see the Researching Families < http://www.researchingfamilies.co.uk/> project website.